Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this chapter, the reader should be able to:

11.1 Define the terms race, ethnicity, disparity, and discrimination.
11.2 State some of the history of
racial-ethnic minority group members in this country.
11.3 Explain the connection between class, race or ethnicity, and crime.
11.4 Examine why the criminal justice system has not been race neutral in its treatment of people of color.
11.5 Discuss the special challenges faced by racial-ethnic minority group members in corrections.
11.6 State the statistics related to employment of people of color in the correctional system.